Laparoscopic bypass is used to lose excess weight and get rid of excessive obesity. This is after many attempts to lose weight using diet, exercise, or medications, all of which have failed. Laparoscopic surgeries are considered safer than traditional surgeries, in which the chances of complications increase.
What is laparoscopic bypass surgery? Is gastric bypass surgery suitable for any obese patient? What about the process steps? What is Dr. Ahmed Al-Nabil’s advice after gastric bypass surgery? This is what we will know below.
Laparoscopic bypass surgery is a medical procedure that aims to reduce the amount of food a person eats, in addition to reducing the digestive system’s absorption of nutrients in food.
- Cutting out a small part of the stomach controls the amount of food.
- This small bag is only the amount of food that will be eaten.
- This surgery keeps most of the stomach and intestines from contact with food.
- Food goes directly from this small sac to the small intestine
- The results of laparoscopic bypass surgery are characterized by the speed with which the patient loses 50 to 60% of excess weight; in some cases, the percentage reaches 80%.
Elite Care Center also offers up to 20% discount on laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.
Is laparoscopic bypass surgery right for me?
Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is suitable for people whose mass index exceeds 40. You can calculate the index by dividing weight by height in meters squared.
Laparoscopic bypass surgery is suitable for patients suffering from:
- And also to correct the failure of previous obesity surgeries.
If you are one of the people who suffer from obesity and your body mass index exceeds 40, it is one of the very suitable options.
What are the steps of gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery is performed laparoscopically through a set of steps:
- 3 to 6 incisions (small openings) are made in the abdomen.
- An endoscope connected to a video camera and operating tools enters the procedure.
- The surgeon cuts a small part of the stomach (the upper part) to separate it from the rest of the stomach.
- This part is a small pouch that is the size of the stomach after the operation.
- This bag is connected directly to the small intestine, bypassing the lower part and the duodenum.
- Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass surgeries aim to help the patient lose weight in a quick time.
How long does the micro-funnel conversion process take?
Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is performed in 2 to 4 hours.
How much weight will I lose after the operation?
Gastric bypass surgery helps patients lose weight and change their body in stages:
- Loses 30% in the first 3 months.
- 50% after 6 months.
- 70% after 12 months.
Advantages of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for patients:
Mini gastric bypass surgery, as a weight loss procedure, offers several advantages:
- Get rid of excessive obesity in just a year.
- Studies have shown that patients recover from back pain after the operation.
- Avoid the negative effects of weight gain from high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Important tips before performing the route conversion process:
- Quit Smoking.
- Stop drinking drinks rich in caffeine.
- Avoid taking painkillers for at least a week.
- Drink fluids only two days before the operation.
- Stop eating the day before the operation.
- Conducting all required analyses and examinations.
- Do some exercise.
10 tips after gastric bypass surgery from Dr. Ahmed Al-Nabil:
- Eat gradually.
- Drink water throughout the day.
- Divide meals.
- Eat foods rich in proteins.
- Avoid eating sugars or fats as much as possible.
- Chew food well.
- Take the necessary vitamins.
- Reducing caffeine intake.
- Regular exercise.
You can undergo laparoscopic bypass surgery at Elite Care clinics to avoid any complications or health problems.